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Review of Abaca Restaurant

Abaca Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 142 Restaurants in Lapu Lapu
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Great meal despite heavy rain. Nice ambience, we shared some starters, tomato salad was refreshing, clams good. Our main courses turn out great, whole roasted chicken was great to share. Pork belly n veal pasta great. Desserts of creme bulle n kalamasi tart all tasted great. Service friendly, forthcoming but not overwhelming. All in all, an excellent choice.

Thank Bwkuah
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
  • English first
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and unbelievable service!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I've always wanted to go to this restaurant as I heard great things about it! So, when the opportunity knocked, I grabbed it. Wow! Food was beyond great! Service was beyond compare! Truly recommended!

1 Thank OceanDreamerOlango
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Newport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the best meals of our lives. Great views. Great service. Amazing food. Not far from the Shangri-la where we were staying. This is a must visit. Book early.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Sandeep B
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Should be on your Bucket List!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just eaten one of the best meals I have eaten in the Philippines! Abaco is situated in an exclusive boutique resort in Lapu Lapu. We arrived a little early and were treated to fantastic professional service from the front of house staff - not normal in the Philippines I can tell you! Our waiter for the wine was great and correctly managed to fill our glasses not only at the perfect moment, but without intrusion! The appetizers were fine dining quality - try the asparagus and the baked prawns! Then we had grilled salmon and a large US Grade Ribeye. Well all I can say is awesome! Finished off with a medley of sweet dishes! If you ever make up a bucket list of the restaurants you need to eat in before you die - then add this one to it for the Philippines! It is certainly on mine. I hope I won't die soon, so I intend to return again and again!

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Peterhcook
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

After reading all the reviews on this restaurant, we decided to check it out.

We were not disappointed and agree with all the other posts, this is a great European place to have a nice quiet dinner.

The staff are very attentive and friendly. Found it interesting the head chef (who is a fellow Aussie) came over to each patron and asked them how their food was. Very cool friendly guy.

Highly recommend to get the Duck and for dessert cremè brûlée ... Perfection :)

1 Thank MoeMarc
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